Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45

Pentecost +19 – Year A

Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45

Were a hurricane, typhoon, or exodus bearing down upon you what would be your first choice to carry with you. Particularly given the recent news about Lehman Brothers and AIG you might want gold and jewels for the journey. They could be used to buy food and water.

Forgetting geography for the moment and where one might travel to from Egypt without a desert wilderness experience, gold and jewels might be a good choice. As it was and is an extra tuckerbag or bota might come in handier.

Thank goodness G*D is a covenant rememberer. Such a steadfast lover becomes a much needed deus ex machina.

What are you remembering these days? Might your own convoluted life become "a contrived solution to an apparently insoluble difficulty"? Remember well that you might actually be an integral part to deal with an intractable problem that later generations will laud as the improbable strikes again. Remember, in these earlier times when the nature of improbability was less well understood, it was not appreciated that any event that is infinitely improbable will, by definition, occur almost immediately.1

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